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Aylsham market place to host a ‘Cake Stall of Delights’ for charity
 Aylsham market place to host a ‘Cake Stall of Delights’ for charity

Cake lovers should put May 4th in their diary!

Some of Norfolk’s finest home bakers will be putting their ovens, mixers and trays through their paces to create a ‘Stall of Delights’ to raise funds for Norfolk based charity, Hospice Ethiopia UK. 

Cakes, scones, biscuits and preserves will all be available to buy on the stall in Aylsham market square on Saturday May 4th.  All are homemade and there will be a selection of ‘free from’ goodies available, too, for those with dietary requirements. 

Sue Mumford is chair of Hospice Ethiopia UK.  “These events are so important for us, not only to raise vital funds for the hospice in Ethiopia, but also to raise our profile.  We’re a very small charity, run by volunteers on a shoestring!  We rely on the generosity of Norfolk people – here’s hoping they like our cakes!”

Hospice Ethiopia is based in Adis Ababa.  It has no government funding.  It looks after hundreds of desperate people who, without their help, would die alone and in great pain.  The hospice also is a centre of excellence, training medics who in turn are bringing relief to thousands of people in Ethiopia and beyond. 

The charity Hospice Ethiopia UK, based in Aldborough, North Norfolk, is a major source of funds for the hospice.  Evey penny it raises goes to help the work in Ethiopia. 

Hospice Ethiopia UK is also hosting a ‘Cheesy Auction of Promises’ on Saturday 8th June at St Michael’s Community Hall in Reepham.  It includes a cheese and wine sampling, with food supplied by Norfolk’s own Mrs Temple’s Cheeses.  Lots include holidays, works of art and dinners.  Tickets cost £10 – for more information email Sue at

For more information on Hospice Ethiopia visit

More information:

Tim Morgan, The Publicity Works – / 01263 761000 / 07947 280137

Sue Mumford, Hospice Ethiopia UK – / 01263 768699



Ethiopia has an estimated population of 120 million.  But only one hospice. Many thousands of people there have incurable diseases.  They are dying in distress, often in pain, with nowhere to turn and their only hope is Hospice Ethiopia.  Hospice Ethiopia provides free drugs, so that the dying have relief from pain, and medical care to alleviate the worst symptoms.  It gives support, so that patients can care for themselves and, in many cases, their children.  Even more important, Hospice Ethiopia is training doctors, nurses and other medics about palliative care – care for the dying – so that they can help the thousands more who need it, across Ethiopia and in other African countries. 


Hospice Ethiopia has no government funding, relying wholly on donations.  Hospice Ethiopia UK was set up to help raise the funds it needs – around £70,000 per year.  100% of the money raised in the UK goes directly to Hospice Ethiopia.  So every penny makes a real difference.